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Fresh off the press! The Bound in Japan Kagoshima exhibition poster is now available. Feel free to print and send to others. You can also invite people through the exhibition’s Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you at the Good Neighbors gallery for the exhibition!


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Knowledge flows freely here. And camaraderie. This is the beauty of Paper Book Intensive, an annual gathering of folks from the book arts community. Not only do we learn from experts leading the wide range of workshops, those same experts are themselves students in other workshops. At PBI, we learn from each other.

I was lucky enough to attend my first PBI in 2002 as an undergrad — an early initiation. And I was thrilled to finally be able to go again. I’ve just recently returned from this year’s PBI, held at Ox-Bow (the original location of PBI) in Saugatuck, Michigan. During the span of eight days, I received a crash course in moku hanga — from carving the blocks to making my own bamboo brushes and printing — and learned how to create imagery in handmade paper and repair books. It’s not called intensive for nothing!

Completely self-funded and created by artists for artists, PBI serves up a unique opportunity for collaboration and community like no other book arts program. PBI 2012 will also be held at Ox-Bow — details to be announced around December so mark your calendars!